Columbia River Economic Development Council recently hired a new business development manager.
Cori Lee’s business card contains a definition of serendipity — “the art of making happy discoveries.” She recently opened a new business in Washougal, The Serendipity Shop, which contains a wide array of goods.
Executives and others in leadership positions are invited to identify their greatest opportunities and obstacles during a business strategy workshop. Keith Upkes, president and chief executive officer of The Upkes Group, in Camas, will also talk about getting clear on who you are and who you are not as a company, developing a clear vision of what you need to accomplish in order to grow, and learning strategies to improve profitability.
Four area companies will have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a judging panel of industry experts at the next Clark County PubTalk. The session, sponsored by the Columbia River Economic Development Council and the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council, will be held Tuesday, June 17, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road, Vancouver.
Veterans are invited to a luncheon in their honor Saturday, May 24, at Camas United Methodist Church.
A local non-profit is working to raise money so that it can purchase a delivery van. The Inter-Faith Treasure House, which serves east Clark County, is currently working to raise at least $5,000 during the next three months to purchase the vehicle. Camas-Washougal Community Chest has offered to match any donations received in May, June and July, up to $5,000.
Music, wine and food will be part of a 111th anniversary celebration at English Estate Winery.
Volunteers are currently being sought to participate in Dozer Days, which gives kids an opportunity to operate heavy construction equipment and participate in excavation activities. Dozer Days will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield. Previously, the event was held at Fisher Quarry near Camas.
Anna Fry, principle secretary for the Georgia-Pacific Camas paper mill engineering department and VP Mill Manager Joe Ertolacci, recently presented a check for $3,500 to Brent Erickson, executive director of the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce.
May’s First Friday will bring festive dancing, music, Mexican food, Cinco de Mayo kids’ crafts, and more to downtown Camas May 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.